Thursday, September 2, 2010

I ♥ My Grandparents


September 3 - 9


This week's sponsor is

Owner: Kayla Thomas

Prize Package: 4 Digital stamps of winners choice from the Purple Panda Designs Store

A Word from the Sponsor

Hi! I'm Kayla from Purple Panda Designs and I'm 16 yrs. old. I love to draw and I love Panda's. I love to color them purple, which is where my name came from. I love to draw animals mostly. My stamps are hand drawn from my own ideas. Please be sure to visit my blog for updates and news about Purple Panda Designs. Would love to have you as a follower. I hope you enjoy my stamps.

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I ♥ my Grandparents

I am no longer fortunate enough to have living grandparents. My three grandparents all died within a fairly short time period many years ago. I still miss them tremendously. They had quite an impact on my life.

When I thought about the card I would make for this week's challenge, I thought of what my grandparents meant to me. They were such a blessing, always showering me with unconditional love. Perhaps the greatest thing they did for me, though, was helping me find my way to Jesus. I remember one of my favorite things to do as a youngster was to go to my grandparent's church with them. I especially loved Bible School, where my grandma was known as the Cookie Woman. She made amazing sugar cookies.

So, for my card I chose to use the Sew Many Cards Nativity Scene image.

I included the computer generated thank you sentiment, to show my appreciation to my own grandparents and the impact they had on my life.

Here's a closeup view so you can see the dimension of the card:

I also had the honor of creating a card with an image from Purple Panda Designs. Kayla, the owner, was generous enough to give the SMC Design Team an image for this purpose. Thank you, Kayla! I actually received a set of images. In the Garden includes the gorgeous sunflower image I used as well as images of a bee, a butterfly, and a caterpillar.

Here's my card:

and again, a closeup so you can see the dimension of my card:

Sew Many Cards
Image: Sew Many Cards Nativity Scene
Ink: Copic markers (Carmine, Chrome Orange, Light Carmel, Light Orange, Lime Green, Ocean Green, Walnut, Warm Gray #3 and #5, and Willow) and Copic Spica Pen (Gold)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Peach Parfait)
Designer Paper: Karen Foser (Christmas Stripe) and Jeneva & Co. (Urban Wool)
Embellishments: gold brads

Purple Panda Designs
Image: sunflower from Purple Panda Designs In the Garden
Ink: Copic markers (Apple Green, Burnt Umber, Dark Bark, Dark Brown, Forest Green, Honey, Maize, and Walnut)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! (Early Espresso and Marigold Morning)
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: brown brads

8 comments: said...

Both of your cards are AMAZING!!!! I especially love the first one and the whole story behind why you made it!

April said...

I love your cards today! The story behind that of your grands makes it even better. I had the privilege of growing up next door to my grandparents and they were my heroes!!

Emkay said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Lorie said...

Wonderful cards, Jeanette! I love that your grandma was know as the cookie woman. That's so sweet!!! I also love all the layering on your cards. Just beautiful!!

Love ya,

Kayla Marie ~ said...

This is great. Thanks so much for using my digi

Melina said...

These are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story :)

Deanette said...

Oh so sweet, nice work on both cards!

dweatter said...

Pretty sunflower! Love the paper that looks like a post card!